[CQ-Contest] Whither Africa?

Cqtestk4xs at aol.com Cqtestk4xs at aol.com
Tue Oct 29 08:17:08 EDT 2013

21 African countries...including 5X, 5Z, 6W, 9X, FH, SU.   However, there 
are less on Sunday...agreed.  21 out of around 80 available  is pretty low
Bill K4XS
In a message dated 10/29/2013 12:03:21 P.M. Coordinated Universal Ti,  
margelli at socal.rr.com writes:

Several  folks have remarked about how bad the Sunday afternoon dawg piles 
on Africa  were, especially on ten meters (C91KHN and 5H3EE were utterly  

Surely there must be some connection to the fact that there  are so few 
African stations on these days. How many of the following did you  put in your 

3B8, 3B9, 3C, 3X, 5A, 5N, 5R, 5T, 5U, 5V, 5X, 5Z, 6W,  7P, 7Q, 7X, 9G, 9J, 
9L, 9Q, 9U, 9X, A2, C5, EL, FH, FR, S7, S9, ST, SU, TJ,  TL, TN, TR, TT, TU, 
TY, TZ, VQ9, XT, and Z2. . .not to mention some of the  rarer islands.

Where have all the Africans gone?

IARU--there are  a lot of countries there that seem not to have any 
activity. More pile-ups to  distribute the stations more widely surely would ease 
the pressure on  all.

And it would contribute to fewer flying objects on Sunday  afternoon in the 
shacks of folks who are getting trampled.  ;o)

73  de Chip K7JA
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